Oh and I could ramble on ….. but overall it was brilliant. Love the simplicity of staging and touring potential. Love the story idea. Loved it all. Was bowled over – Audience member, What Big Eyes
What Big Eyes unearths the mysterious secrets of Red Riding Hood’s family tree as three generations battle their demons: from the mischievous Green Fairy to ghoulish Doctor Indigo and Not Forgetting, a surprisingly dapper wolf. Integrating humourous, magic realist storytelling with live music, projection and artful design, it investigates how our lives are shaped by the comedies and tragedies of our parents, and theirs. The play opens with Grandma’s story, moves on to Red Riding Hood’s Mum Bluebell’s story, and eventually catches up with Red herself in the last half hour.
We completed our R&D in 2015, with sharings at First Bite Festival and Birmingham REP’s Foundry Showcase.
It’s Robert Lepage meets The Wombles – audience member
Lovely work in progress performance by @cuckoosia @BirminghamRep, intrigued to see what’s next for Bluebell! – Emma Nenadic, THSH
It was really brilliant. You should be so proud. – Mike Tweddle, Artistic Director, Tobacco Factory Theatres
Well done cast, a very enjoyable show to watch! – Paul O’ Donnell, Associate Artist, Birmingham REP
Generously supported by The Drum and Birmingham REP’s Foundry scheme